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Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
best selling book, the amateur. helix critically at president obama before and after he reached the white house. here is what he had to say. >> well, the book currently on your screen is -- has been several weeks on the new york times best several with list. many weeks as number one. written by anne klein, who is our guest on book tv on c-span2. we do get the title for this book? >> it came from a meeting that bill clinton had in jeff pacoima, new york, north of new york city where he has a home. he invited, this was back in august 2011. he invited his wife, his daughter, and a bunch of friends to meet with him because he had some news. .. the people around obama: did not understand how the real world works. that they had been responsible for losing america, its triple-a credit rating for the first time in its history and that barack obama was, in his words, an amateur. i spoke to two people at the meeting, and i heard that, i said, amateur, the perfect titlele for the book. >> president clinton denied it. >> he denied it, but hillary told her friends she suspected that of all
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
decided okay mr. obama, tell you what. we will put you out of business. bad as the war that is going on right now between the big new york banks, these trillionaire banks and the billionaire vulture funds. there is this massive war going on right now at the top of finance in that treehouse. the 1% is split, and we -- and we have the battlefield on which they play. now, what is our job? .. >> united latin american citizens and others, people for the american way, please, go to the groups, protect your vote, and at the back of the book, i don't want you to say, oh, my god, what do you do? the millionaires. we've won a lot of battles. we won the right to vote for african-americans at the end of the civil war, and won is again a hundred years later. we have to do it again. yeah, at the turn of the century, we have to win again at the turn of this century. 70% of the people over 65 who don't have qualified ids in wisconsin under their new id law to stop the fraud to end voters that don't exist, 70 #% of people who got id are women. it's not just a race issue. it's a gender issue. it's a c
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 8:00am EST
into account in judging between incumbent barack obama and his challenger mitt romney. that is the jinx of the second term on many presidents. only seven of 19 presidents elective to a second term avoided having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country about a 38% chance of obama and the nation experiencing an improved security and economic climate after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest the gamble should not be taken. simply that history interplay in with politics might give us pause. what does history predict about a second term for barack obama? were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office? what are the challenges that face those who had troubled or failed second terms? what allowed others to succeed? can barack obama overcome these challengess if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmire of a second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply there were not failures or significant stumbles. some even sever
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 11:15pm EST
that merits being taken into account in the incumbent barack obama and his challenger mitt romney. that is the jinx of the second term on so many presidents. only seven of 19 presidents elected to a second term avoided having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country's 38% chance of obama and the nation experiencing the economic climate if obama is reelected. do not suggest the gamble shouldn't be taken. rather it is playing with politics might give us cause. what is the history project about a second term for barack obama were he free elective with so few presidents having success in that time in office. one of the challenges that face those that have troubled or failed the second term and would allow others to succeed and can barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents the we did for the quagmire of the second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in the second term doesn't imply that they're one of failures or significant stumbles. some even severe during that then venu
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 3:45pm EST
be controversial. ises is revisionist history of the obama stimulus, and just about everybody hates the obama stimulus, and sometimes it feels like obama hates it, too, and won't say the word stimulus anymore. it's hard to blame him. a year after the task a percentage of americans who believe the stimulus created jobs was lower than the percentage of americans who believed elvis was alive. at one point, i told a story how obama told his cabinet that this stimulus was the only thing less popular than he was in any case, when you put the words change and obama this close together you're going to get yelled at. and the new new deal, right wingers don't accept the old knew del and left wingers don't think this spineless sellout of a president is fit to share a book jacket with the new deal. so i had a feel something readers wouldn't get past the first four words, and i was right. a few weeks ago i got this google alert that the new new deal was in the new republic. i was psyched because i've written a lot for that magazine. have a lot of friends there. i click on the link and it's a blog post by
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 1:00am EST
book. and "mugged" racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama" i encourage your ready-to-eat it. i felt so on burgeoned and liberated i will get his rid of those bottled words. >> lazy, angry, constitution, e xperienced, holding down the fort, peanut butter, community organizer, the black hole and apartment and black share. i know i am not role i will say the most restatement that seems to be by the courage to view please forgive me they can most think of i am not voting for president obama. [applause] i feel better. say that to the person next you as well. all joking aside to bear huge tax on the aside they can say very toxic comments and not be held to the same standard. dr. hill you may have see the recent article 15 most over redid route -- white people from columbus, ronald reagan and is shakespeare. the only worse speaking those words than a black person and stepping out of line. stay q4 stepping up four per cent volume a. is a beef and near if it was not so wrong. liberty is meaningless and it is not just a freedom of speech i will leave you with this the most accurate comme
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 8:45am EST
is that they are doing precisely what the people who elected them with some do which was several back all obama initiatives, to cut spending, a lot of them doubt that the debt ceiling should not be increased under any circumstances, and to that degree they feel like that was a failure. but, no, they basically believe that their job is first to obstruct barack obama and then once there is a republican president in place to pass those initiatives that create a better business climate, more and more deregulation, the funding of programs that have never quite been near and dear to them. yes. i think that they do believe. and, of course, after you flash toward a bit, i expect to will talks about the debt ceiling fiasco of 2011, but after that summer when we were taken to the brink of fiscal clef, we are about to see again, the thinking on the part of the house republican leaders was, well, you know, maybe your tea party freshmen will go home, he yelled at by their constituents and realized in the you know, maybe compromise is not such a bad thing. the opposite occurred. they went home and the people
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
authors, "barack obama: the story," his book, first half of the two volume biography of the president. "the new deal: hidden story of change in the obama era," and the t.a.r.p. administrator writing an inside account of the experience called "bailout" so right now, that's beginning in a few minutes, but right now, we'll watch mr. patterson live here in miami. [inaudible conversations] >> hey, up there, yeah, yeah, yeah, if you come up there we'll do it. byrn-- bye-bye, thank you. you're going to the wrong one. [inaudible conversations] feels like one of those movies. [inaudible conversations] okay. right here? yeah, if you could, that would be great. okay. hi. here you go. first in the line, excellent. [inaudible conversations] thank you, thank you. hi. hi, how are you? >> okay, good. >>ed -- good. >> thank you so much. >> this is probably worth a little money. hi, how are you? >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. [inaudible conversations] from the miami area? >> no, i drove down here from clearwater. >> wow happen how long is drive is that? >> about five hours. >> really? wow. w
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
obama and under by the way george bush -- it's not obama's bailout even though he pumps his chest and takes the applaud and beatings for it, was created by george w. bush voted in october and december. it was taken over by obama in the meantime. the a bomb administration picking up for bush came up with a deal to save three companies, general motors, chrysler and delphi. what is delphi? delphi is the old telco auto parts division of gm. you know delco batteries. we had gm that desperate to cut off its own parts and set off delphi as a separate company which immediately pretty quickly went bankrupt. well, down went the vulture's and they pick.delphi corp. out of bankruptcy court for 67 cents, a darned good deal for the entire auto parts division of general motors. 67 cents a share. within two years they flipped it. they went public at $22 a share. share. that is it 3200% prophet that they weren't done. they weren't done. delphi had 29 plans in the u.s. and the delphi group sold it back to gm and the rest, every single plant was sold, was sent off to china. every single uaw job, eve
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
was still a state senator in illinois obama gave a now famous speech in chicago at an anti-war rally. the rally was against the pending invasion of iraq and obama was there to speak against invading iraq, but he was uncomfortable because this was an antiwar rally and familiar anti-war types from the chicago area who show up at every anti-war rally, and he felt out of place because even though he was opposed to invading iraq, the point of the speech was he was not against all wars, some were necessary, just, and cited instances in history where he thought that was the case and felt the appropriate target for the united states were the leaders of al-qaeda, the men who planned the attacks on this country in 2001, and he said i would take up arms against al-qaeda myself. well, at that point, maybe he had dreams then in 2003 of someday becoming president of the united states, but he could not have envaitioned -- envisioned how. to the extent that no american president had perhaps president bush at the end of his last term. you know, the president of the united states is directly involved
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 5:15pm EST
. it is about 3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i would argu
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 8:00am EST
between president clinton and president obama and how the role works? >> none of us knows full be what the relationship is accept bill clinton made a very conscious decision that it was to his self-interest and the interest of the democratic party and barack obama and his wife that he become instrumental in making the case for obama's reelection that obama could not make himself. no one is better at mastering the arithmetic as he called of these complicated questions. the number of things on the table at the democratic convention and talk us through were incredible. he just has that ability. probably the high point of his political life. they are very different people. probably the two smartest people who were of president of the united states but bill clinton was someone who could never make up his mind. he would make a decision and then reverse it. you was up at 3:00 in the morning debating these things. barack obama -- he gets all the opinions and here's the mouth and he has a sense of his time frame to make a decision and then he makes a decision. they are very different in style.
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 9:15am EST
. this is an appropriate day for talking about "regulating to disaster" because president obama promised once more to develop the energy sources of the future. when any administration, republican or democrat decides to develop energy projects, taxpayers had better watch out. governments get in the business of picking winners and losers which leads to cronyism and wasted taxpayer dollars. this is the question of industrial policy, whether government should support business ventures in new technologies that are unable to secure private funding. government appears to be worse at this than private markets from the records we have over the past five years. in contrast in a speech in california in may, mitt romney said, quote, the president doesn't understand when you invest like that in one solar energy company it makes it harder for solar technology generally because the other entrepreneurs in the solar field suddenly lost their opportunity to get capital. who wants to put money into a solar company when the government put half a billion dollars into one of its choice. excellent question. i wrote this
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
so virginia was still look for oil could do so. that was revoked by the obama administration ever alaska wants to do more exploration. everybody once again sources of energy in their states' also to have manufacturing companies it seems clear. i would like to thank you for listening and i would be happy to take any questions. [applause] >> among the natural guest reserves and by some fluke you have governor cuomo with the potential for hydro-fracking and the decision would you say? >> look at the example of pennsylvania they have not experienced environmental problems. with your budget deficit it is seems obvious that hydro-fracking it is the way to go. to ensure the safety of water quality that residents are concerned about. the project should proceed it brought benefit to other states there it is no reason the york should be left behind. >> i want to ask you a very good example of unsuccessful creation of the new green jobs. had the look at the elimination of the cost benefit? >> the cost-benefit analysis was a travesty. look carefully all the benefits for reducing mercury came
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 9:30am EST
a lot of these discussions have been about how the republicans rolled back the obama administration, making we can then ultimately overtaken and how they maintain that power once they have it. i mean, cloaked in the argument of what is good for america, but there is not allow a policy prescription in there. >> thank you. >> this event took place at the seventeenth annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information visit texasbookfestival.org. >> tell us when you think of your programming this weekend. comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail. nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. >> next, chrystia freeland talked about a rise of the superrich, the.-- the top 0.one% of the population and the impact they have in the world. this is hosted by politics and prose bookstore in washington d.c. and it is about an hour. [applause] >> thanks a lot. sorry to keep everyone waiting. i will say a few things about what is in the book. as i have been doing some interviews with my book, a favored way of interviewers in the conversation is to save the rich have always been
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 7:30am EST
with education. >> paul, you wrote in the new york times magazine the obama before he was elected and the obama in the white house having different towns about posture. using the changes if he gets a second term? goes back to the tone he had before? >> i wrote about his policies around poverty and he stopped talking about poverty the last couple years. i would like to think he would go back to poverty in 2007. .. >> the low-income population grew 71%. the english language learning population grew 169%. these are the issues we have to address in this state. thank you all for joining us up. [laughter] >> this event took place at the 17th annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information about the festival visit texasbookfestival.org. >> brooke stoddard joined booktv at george mason university in virginia to talk about his book, "world in the balance." mr. stoddard was one of the authors appearing at the fall for the book festival, held annually at the university. this is just under half an hour. >> and you're watching booktv tv on c-span2. we are on location at george mason univer
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 7:30pm EST
whether or not the law obama is one example whether they were constitutional. >> i don't want to talk about 2012. i'm tired of 2012. let's talk about the future. 2012 wasn't a very good one for us. we have to figure out a way to appeal to a bigger e welcome or it rate. >> are you running for president? >> that's classified. your clearance is not high enough to hear that. part of the national debate, i think it's too early to make decision. >> "government bullies," the second book by senator rand paul. how everyday americans americans are being harassed. >>> booktv attends a book fair. she signs book for american for tax reform here in washington. the book is "mugged: racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama." this is about twenty minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> how are you? we'll sign it later? >> okay. okay. >> ready? >> yeah. [inaudible conversations] >> hello. hello. hello. thank you for coming. thank you for writing the book. >> have i met you before -- [inaudible] >> nice to meet you. >> hello. hello. >> nice to meet you. >> gary john soon? no. after wednesday night
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
and appeals from those judgments are now before the supreme court, not brought by the government and obama administration believes that laws unconstitutional but wrought by the house of representatives which has the right to defend an act of congress that the president chooses not to defend. i think it's a sure bet that the court will undertake the defense of marriage act again because there are judgments in the lower court saying it's unconstitutional. so again, that is the agenda setting function and what we are going to be hearing about, debating and talking about and ultimately getting a decision. it really lies in the power of the court and a very major and i said under appreciated power. one question that it raises really is how did the justices know what's important? how do they know what they should be deciding? obviously when people bring their appeals to the spin court they lay out the case and the format of one of these petitions question presents what it is they want the court to decide. they have 30 pages to make their case. the court should hear them out. the justices live in
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 1:15pm EST
a television ad in which they pledged allegiance to obama. this may differ in degree. when in the world can we begin pledging allegiance to human beings? [applause] i brought this along. he and his daughter wrote this great book. this is what my child, my 13 year old, brought on from public school. are you a democrat of republican? on gun control a democrat wants to restrict the number and amount of guns. republican wants to allow guns without restriction. democrat was to make factories reduce pollution. a republican wants not to pass pollution laws that would cause factories money. this is the way schools. it does not taxation without representation, i don't know what is. but unreasonable and inconsistent. it ensures that no one will adopt them accidently. they are thus a perfect pledge of allegiance. a lack of reason ensures that there must be continually repeated as such and that every possible instance or occasion be introduced by faith. should the leftists amid the obsessive incantations the repressed wis might actually -- accidently see also the marine recruiter who is or was thrilled to
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
was still a state senator in illinois, barack obama gave his speech, now a famous speech in chicago at an antiwar rally. the rally was against the pending invasion iraq and obama was a to speak against invading iraq. but he was uncomfortable because this is an antiwar rally and they were familiar antiwar types from the chicago area who show up at every antiwar rally and he felt out of place because even though he was supposed to invading iraq, the point of the speech was that he was not against all wars, did he believe some wars were necessary and just and he cited incidents in history where he thought that was the case. and then he said that he felt the appropriate target for the united states or the leaders of al qaeda, the men who planned the attacks on this country in 2001. and he said, i would take up arms against al qaeda myself. well, at that point, maybe he had dreams even then at 2003 of someday becoming president of the united states, but he certainly could never have envisioned how about office he would have essentially his finger on the trigger to an extent that most ame
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 10:00am EST
florida total, barack obama did when the state of florida barely edging out al gore. another problem for our state. florida, you can spell it without the. and honestly, if you go to that date county election bureau official website it says election ready. it does. almost impossible this could happen. twelve years ago. everyone remembers 2000. they could not figure out which will. people of florida, if you are behind -- year in a left turn lane with and marijuana pointing left and behind a car, usually is to people in the 1998 buick. a light changes, there's a green arrow pointing left. with the flock. usually have to wait a couple of cycles. what i want to do is to make it more friendly for florida voters. instead of using words, pictures. you would go by poking under candid it's eyeballs. follow what happened, the poke up their own eyeballs. the ballot was really, really long. long questions are written by lawyers from mars. at first it was an english, and then it was in spanish. then it was in creole and then calling on. by the time you get to the yes or no part you have to go back
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 4:45pm EST
author called the battle for health care obama as reform for america's future is a nonpartisan analysis of health care reform and we are headed. i approached writing that book with a question how did this happen. since the time of franklin roosevelt america has tried to have universal health insurance coverage in this country that tried for decades but it failed. how did happen this time? what went on behind the scenes in the deals the for done for the important players in that what went on? what made it happen? with a special ingredients? and it america get a good deal we will talk a lot about that today. will health care be favored? will there be less over treatment? for you and future physicians there are many residents in this room today. what will healthcare look like you as a future physician? really important question. finally, did we build and health care reform a sustainable system? we build a house but it will be one that generations will be able to levin. let's get started. last night at dinner we were talking about applying for the underinsured here and they come in with adv
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 7:45pm EST
is called showdown the inside story hal obama's fought back. is the showdown referring to any specific incident or politics in general? >> both. it is behind the scenes account what happened in the white house after the 2010 election. when the republicans and tea party knocked barack obama for a loop taking control of the house. the tax cut deal, fights over the budget, the debt ceiling, deficit reduction, egypt, libya, and how obama's made the decision and took the actions he to go up but to explain how this is done to set up the 2012 campaign. he had a theory he could make the 2012 race a choice between different approaches to government and everything he did he tried to temper temper -- to other at to a choice. we did not know how things would end up on 2012 but i looked at his governing and elected strategy and it culminated. this is the back story of what happened in the presidential campaign. >> host: david corn. showdown is his most recent book that the national press club >> host: professor, we are here to talk about your book indispensable. i want to say this is a delightful b
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 1:15am EST
harry truman to barack obama with the exception of lyndon johnson, who tried, but failed to meet her. i remember being impressed when an official told me at the memorial service at st. paul's cathedral, after the 9/11 attacks, the queen sang every single word of the american national anthem. and i would bet that there aren't any presidents who can sing all of the words to god save the queen. since we are here today, on the national mall, i thought i would focus on the queen's fondness works for this country, those little known and well known, and in so doing, illuminate the queen to help understand her better. it was most often played out in state visits here when it was written. one was the first came to washington in 1951, she was a 25-year-old princess, only months away from becoming queen. harry truman was completely smitten, announcing that when everyone becomes acquainted with you, they immediately followed that with you. like those who followed him, truman was surprised that elizabeth was so much more approachable than she seemed in her public image. dwight eisenhower had known p
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 11:30am EST
in afghanistan. and the very same terrain that president obama's troop surge unfolded in over the past couple of years. in my history of obama's surge, in my examination of it, i actually start back in the 1940s in this remarkable period of american assistance to afghanistan, a period of great optimism when we built this town there that the afghans started calling little america complete with a co-ed high school, a swimming pool where boys and girls would swim together, a clubhouse where you could get a gin and tonic. it was a period of great promise for the americans and afghans, and i use that as the opening for this book that talks about the great hope and tragedy of our war in afghanistan today. >> host: does little america still exist? >> guest: it does. it's the capital of helmand province. so it looks nothing like it did way back then. the suburban-style tract homes, white stucco walls have been sort of built over. there there's no more swimming pool, and it's not quite as safe of a place as it was six decades ago, unfortunately. >> host: now, for americans six decades is a long time,
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 1:15pm EST
. how much of president obama's interest in having him go somewhere was political to get him out of the way, and the other part, part of a question and part of a concern, petraeus was a great consumer of intelligence but on the other hand it appears to newspaper readers that there is a militarization of the cia going on. that is the core underneath the question and he was elected in part because of special operations background and his use of all those devices in order to move this process within the cia further than it has been in the past which should be of some concern. if you could comment on appreciate it. >> doesn't talk much about the direction of the agency's, but if you look at open source reporting since he has come in to the agency, the number of months he has been there, five months, there have been more drone strikes in five months than norman panetta. but they have been more effective, they took out seven of the top 20 al qaeda and now we're seeing them change because some of the strike numbers have gone down lately. i don't know how to read into that. does that mea
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Nov 18, 2012 6:45pm EST
in the first two years of the obama administration. she wrote that she argued that nation states should see the degree of sovereignty to what she calls transnational networks. vertically, this is a direct quote, nations should seed sovereign authority to supernational institutions like the international criminal court, vertically, something above the nations, supernational institution. she maintains such transparent networks, quote, can perform many of the functions of a world government, legislation, administration, and adjudication without the form thereby creating an effective global rule of law." well, she was the person, policy planning, the key think tank of the state department the first two years of the obama administration. a republican i'll mention, currently the president of the council on foreign relations, a special assistant to president george hw bush, and during the administration of the george w. bush, was directer of policy and planning, and richard says it's time to rethink sovereignty. he argues that they are not weaker in reality, but it needs to become weaker. states s
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Nov 24, 2012 8:45pm EST
obama speech in 2004. this dazzling rhetorical masterpiece that instantly makes him a national figure and four years later without that speech he is not it all up full candidates candidate so lincoln gets a dazzling speech in new york at the cooper union, beautiful testament to the quality of lincoln's line, the research researcher does the logical argument. it's a fantastic speech well worthy of praise that when he ran for the senate, barack obama gave his speech in 2004 he was running for the senate in illinois and the one. abraham lincoln ran for the senate in illinois and the loss. think about a family can in 1860, think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008 if he had lost the illinois senate election. but there level of national security we are talking about here. it. >> now on booktv, as james hagerty of "the wall street journal" talks about the 1938 creation and 70 year history of the mortgage giant fannie mae. it's about an hour and 15. >> thank you all very much for being here and good afternoon. welcome to our book forum, "the fateful history of fannie mae,"
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Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
and planning -- or the third person -- at the u.s. state department during the first two years of the obama administration. anne marie thought wrote that -- she argued that nation-states should see the degree of sovereignty to what she called transnational networks. vertically, this is a direct quote, nations should cede sovereign authority to supernational institutions such as the international criminal court. so vertically. there'd be something above the nation, supernational institution. slaughter maintains that such transparent networks, quote -- this is a quote from slaughter: can perform many of the functions of a world government; legislation, administration and adjudication without the forum. thereby creating an effective global rule of law. well, she was the person and policy planning, the key think tank of the state department first two years of the obama administration. but there's also a republican i'm going to mention here, richard haas. he's currently the president of the council on foreign relations, and he was a special assistant to president george h.w. bush, and during the
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
't understand biology. however, when someone on the far left is some income on president barack obama says vaccines might cause autism, that was ignored. and yes he did say that. we'll talk about that later in the top. some also, there's only been several books published on the topic. if you want to find out how the righties batted science is a big market for that. to our knowledge this is the first book on the anti-scientific left. so progressive and anti-science as well. >> let's give the devil his due -- within months of yours. >> regresses or anti-science is not reported by the media. the media simply looks the other way when political allies do things that are anti-science. so who are the presses? we took david mellons chartier and kind of was able to to fit more of our political ideology today because libertarians are probably the easiest to identify. conservatives are the mainstream republican party. libertarians need to know introduction. the ron paul constitution. the left however though it is a little bit trickier to define because i see them as splitting into liberals and conser
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Nov 10, 2012 2:30pm EST
. racism is alive and well. honestly, do you think that some of this craziness about barack obama is just a scratch away from racism? i mean, people are smart enough to know how not to sound racist. although you take on [inaudible] or something. so i think that is part of it. you know, and let's remember that day and white men are white. and we have benefited from that privilege forever. another observation that i would make it is just a guess, when the president came out, i should quickly finish that sentence. when the president came out for marriage equality, never cause they are. when came out for marriage equality, they said the support was -- there was a sizable lead. he jumped from 54% or something. african-americans have been doing their work on this issue. in the announcement gave them cover, you know, it was like it was okay to go public with it in a way that perhaps they hadn't before. irene monroe, who i just absolutely adore, says that the african-american church has got a lot of work to do on sexism forgets to the lj -- lbgt issue. these things are tied together. everyone wan
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Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
understands the issues and it becomes emotionally charged and this is this is a chance for obama to really explain why he makes the decisions he does and maybe the opposition, to diagram it out and have a quiz afterwards to make sure. fill in that gap in learning the frankly people -- the one of the most popular videos are about the health care plan. these are caps in people's learning. >> host: it's a pleasure reading this book and it was nice meeting you. thanks for joining us. >> guest: oh, it was a pleasure. .. >> this is app hour and 15 minutes. >> i've just been told by c-span, i'm addressing the most serious audience i've ever addressed all of these years. [laughter] so thank you for coming. this is not an ordinary book. we live in an age of mung raking, exposes, documentaries, books on every abuse in industry and government and who knows what, and, yet, little has happened. we're operating in a kind of curve with exposes. years ago, there were far fewer exposes, and more happenedded. we had people in congress who took some of these exposes seriously and judges who took some of them
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00pm EST
have been built without government help, and in fact, the candidate barack obama used that example when he was arguing for yet a computer czar. we need to have a computer czar because they couldn't have been built without government help. excuse me there is a guy named james jay hill and he built the real road without a dime of government support and guess what it's the only one not to feel in the panic of 1873. all of the government support to the real world collapse because they are not profitable. my own students come to me not having read them. i get constant e-mails from people that said we had to read him in school and thank god for your book. i'm sure that they get those kind of messages but i don't introduce it. it's just out there for people to get and we are -- it's interesting we are making a rapid progress towards catching zimm in the last four or five years. we are on a trajectory to at least catch him pretty soon. he had a 15 year headstart. >> my name is pete dillinger of the atlantic council and i have two questions. number one, your thoughts on how profound the peace co
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Nov 24, 2012 2:30pm EST
, the town hall one, i actually thought the president barack obama's weakest moment was when the young woman stood up and asked him about equal pay for women. he rightfully talked about passing the lilly ledbetter fair pay act. then he abandoned that line of thinking and went on to talk about the economy. that is the moment where mitt romney and the binders full woman came up. [laughter] welcome me about that moment, for example, while the democrats and the president could point to this one act, this one piece of legislation, in truth, there isn't that much more. it is easy to say republicans no one in the political spectrum across the board has really done much -- well, besides you. [laughter] to do something about that. >> let me just say that there is pending legislation. the republicans are blocked and you need that second half to make it easier and more practical to really demand fair pay but just going back to the binders, which is a favorite topic, when i was governor, i got a lot of applicants for women for jobs. a lot of people had the equations that there was a woman governor. so a
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Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
obama. all of these books, all of these approaches, the subject matter -- whether it is dead or alive, i am just curious, do you have o philosophy, having written manya biographies? what exactly a biography should be and what it should do? >> i would like to thank you all for coming out. i'm really proud that so many people arrive i am trained ashin a historian. i can look at biographies, the life and times of your subject m sometimes comprise your work. i tend to include more time than some other biographers do.e and in my experience and observation, biographers tend to come to their subjects from onei ionswor su directions. they are either historians like sometes nov are. e journalists. sometimes novelists find their way in. it but those who come from theen direction of history tend to fimakingn image from filmmaking. they tend to broaden the focus on their character.charr. so you see the character, but you also see more ofu the bkgro background. in the character is, at least in part, a vehicle for telling the story of the characters f time. journalists, and others who come from the on
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Nov 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
the republican party in the throes of an incredible contest with president obama, who deported more than president bush, 1.1 million people, a crack down on the border, the tragedy of the separations of power, how is the republican party doesn't see that 15 of the swing states are really hinging on latino votes, that in the states, there's a three to four difference in terms of who is going to win, and the latino vote increases 6% to 8%. what did the party do? they adopted the exact same extremist immigration platform of arizona, the attrition through enforcement, that, in fact, the state secretary of -- secretary of state of kansas is former adviser to romney, the man who co-authored the bill. that's an incredible question. it is, like, how did this extremist fringe of the republican party take over the party and become the mainstream, and why is it the other republicans stepped back and the other democrats didn't know how to take them on until somebody like randy came? i think it's a really fundamental question the republicans have to grapple with now with mitt romney and that party. g
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> watch live election coverage on c-span with president obama from chicago and mitt romney in boston. plus key house and senate concession and victory speeches throughout the country. live coverage starts at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> it really was scary. before we liberated. let's say, in baker county. but to have this happen, to have a blogger, i mean, you are only trying to do the best that you can for everyone, and to have someone take your words, to use the equipment that they have today to cut, splice, to make your message appeared to be back opposite back opposite of what it is and was, it's just an unbelievable situation. and it is a way to care by someone. because you don't know that you've ever really be able to get the truth out. i was determined, even if i had to tell one person at a time. so then it makes me think of it, this whole media kind of energy around this book, but the last time it was this kind of energy me was that. you're going back to those places to the people who are making those accusations, calling you a racist by the speed at wh
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
hannity, charlton heston, larry king, henry kissinger, brian stokes, barack obama, kevin rudd, mike wallace, barbara walters and oprah winfrey. and he can be awarded the prize of the damnedest name dropper in utah. [laughter] our other panelist is jeff johnson who is retired from the lds church historical department where he worked for more than 20 years. he is also, was also a member of the staff of the utah state archives and served as director for 14 of those years. he was an archivist at the cherokee national history society. he has published historical articles in -- [inaudible] as well as the encyclopedia of mormon itch. mormonism. we will begin today with our illustrious author john turner. >> all right. thank you, floyd, and thank you all of you for coming. i thought i would take just a little bit of time and tell you a couple of stories from my biography of brigham young. and i think i'll just say a few things about how i got interested in the project. i didn't know all that much about mormonism or mormon history five years ago, but a few things gave me a desire to explore
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Nov 11, 2012 4:45pm EST
would help the president obama gives this book to everyone in his staff possibly everyone involved in asia policy . it's very, very important. up important book for policy makers and is simply an important but to understand the dimensions of this human tragedy thank you for coming today. thank you for your wonderful book. [applause] >> is there a nonfiction author were booked you would like to see featured? send us an e-mail. tweet us. >> and now live from miami, tom will speaks about his latest novel during the opening night of the 2012 miami book fair international. the novel presents the take on the city of miami, is interviewed by former miami mayor and takes questions from the book fai
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Nov 17, 2012 3:00pm EST
obama allows it to happen, what kind of catastrophe are you talking about? i'm kind of concerned? so negatively will this affect the industry? how bad will it really be out there on wall street and main street? >> guest: well, let's say there are a bunch of people where the congress is involved, democrats and republicans have a role to play in whether we resolve this or not. the fact that we litigate to this extent, we are leaving the american people what the risks exposed with the fiscal squibb on time, it wants be outraged that it's generated. the fiscal cliff is a problem. you go over the cliff and the consequences can be beautiful% of gdp growth due to automatic cuts by six or $700 billion. the day after that, the market could fall seven or 800 points but washington will get the message. what i fear and what i think is the risk is that they will fix it with a patch that is short-term, it's not substantive, it doesn't have a lot of nutritional content to it and we are going to be right back in again and again. markets will lose confidence. we will gradually lose our global credibi
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Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm EST
obama, kevin rudd, mike wallace, barbara walters, and oprah winfrey, and he can be awarded the prize of the damnest name dropper in utah. [laughter] the other working for more than 20 years. he's also -- he was also a member of the safe of the utah state archives and served as director for 14 of the years. he was an an archivist in the museum society, published articles in sunstone, exponent to dialogue, and the journal, and as well as the encyclopedia of mormonism. we'll begin today with our author, john turner. >> thank you, lloyd, and, thank you, all, for coming. i thought i'd take a little bit of time and tell you a couple stories from my biography, and i think i'll just say a few things about how i got interested in the project. i didn't know all that much about mormonism or mormon history five years ago, but a few things gave me the desire to explore the mormon path, and as i started to do so, it did not take me long to concentrate interests on brigham young, and he was a man i quickly learned who spoke in tongues some 70 years before the american pent pentecostal movement, who
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Nov 25, 2012 7:15am EST
, a town hall style one, i thought that president barack obama's weakest moment was when the young woman stood up and asked him about equal pay for women. he rightfully talked about passing the lilly ledbetter fair pay act. then he abandoned that line of thinking and went off to talk about the economy. that was the moment thereafter where mitt romney and the binders of women came up. what got me about that moment, for example, was that while the democrats and the president could point to this one act, this one piece of legislation, into the didn't talk about more than a because there isn't that much more. so let me start with you, governor kunin. i can come it's easy to say republicans, women may not be such an easy stew, but overall it's something as plain and simple and measurable as pay, no and the political spectrum across the board has done much to, well, beside you, but, you know, to do much practical about that. >> let me just say there is pending legislation which the republicans have blocked in the house, and that's the fair paycheck at. he could have brought that up because you
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Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in this tent would agree with you t when i say memory. although this year marked what president obama declaredded as the 50th anniversary of the start of that war, it doesn't seem like the conflict started a half century ago, but the war is recent, kept alive by constant references with the result of hollywood films like the ones max lifted or national headlines eluding to comparison with the war in afghanistan, and, indeed, my own new york times op-ed called exploding myths about vietnam appeared last month. it's a shameless plug for an article i wrote. the vietnam war feels very present. this is not surprising. the war, arguably america's longest war, shook the foundations of society. it reached into nearly every american home through military service, through participation and protest movements b # and even through television sets as everyday citizens and their leaders debated the merits of u.s. intervention in the far off place in southeast asia. by the war's end, 56,000 american lives lost and the nation nearly torn us under. no wonder why it doesn't seem like ancient history. fo
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. the most racist comment -- i am not voting for president obama. there you go. [cheers and applause] got to get that off my chest. i feel a lot better. feel free to say that to the person next to you as well if you feel that way. now, all joking aside, we live in an upside down world where saying words like that bear attacks on the other side, and, yet, the other side can say toxic comments without repercussions or held to the same standards. a quick example is mark lamont hill. you may have seen the article, the 15 most overrated white people, columbus to reagan to shakespeare, and the only thing than being a white person speaking those words is being a black person who steps out of line. all you have to do is look at city sigh dash, and thank you, ann, for standing up for her value -- valiantly. we really appreciate that. it would be absurd if it was not so wrong. that's the truth. as for example rick douglass said liberty is purpose less if the seek to -- ann practices freedom of speech every single day, and i'll leave you with this. i think the most accurate comment about ann's curre
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Nov 11, 2012 7:15am EST
, dogs don't seem to take to me. [inaudible] >> what's your name again? >> michelle. not michelle obama. [laughter] >> two ls. >> yes, you are fantastic. >> thank you. thank you, bless you, michelle. >> hi. >> hello. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. what's your name, is this for you? is. >> my name's logan. >> nice to meet you, logan, what do you do? >> i'm a writer myself. a few weeks ago i had
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Nov 25, 2012 5:45am EST
-science or anti-science. so you presented president obama's stem cell policy, and given a summit of president bush's stem cell policy, which as you rightly noted was derided at the time by critics including many scientist activist. scientists and they get very in politics from 2001 on through maybe 2007, eight on this issue. it was derided as being anti-science. and yet the policy was put in place to institute a kind of ethical boundary. say here are some things that we don't want to permit, here's some things that would like instead to encourage. other avenues. just this week the nobel committee, the nobel assembly announced that a researcher who discovered and used stem cells -- >> and gordon. >> gordon had been cloning work, frogs, decades ago. but the other, a kind of stem cell that prevents the need to destroy human embryo and create embryonic stem cells. he would be receiving, sharing the nobel prize. so coming around to the question, i mean, here's president bush's policy that was put in place to stop incentivizing and stop funding, prevent the funding of, the destruction of human embryos i
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